Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Walleye and Kinkead Ridge

There was a sale on Walleye last week and it was less than 16 hours out of  Lake Erie. I had no desire to resist that temptation.  The results are above.  Some oil and butter were put in a clay baking dish and the dish put in a 500 degree oven until the oven came to temperature.  The fish was salted and dusted with white pepper and went in the dish skin side down and was baked for eight minutes.  It got a grating of lemon zest and some lemon juice when it came out of the oven.

The side dish was multicolored strozzapreti finished with some sour cream, grated cheese and coarse black pepper.  Red tomato slices with halved orange cherry tomatoes and basil finished the plate.

The wine was local also.  It was a 2011 Kinkead Ridge White Revelation, a blend of several varieties of white grapes including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Albarino.

Crisp and fresh with some grapefruit flavors sitting on top of a bit of green melon and a few herbs.  Great acid to clean the palate and a good dose of minerality at the end to make it even more interesting.

Due to nasty weather this wine wasn't produced in 2012, but fortunately I still have a couple of bottles left of the 2011.  I'm starting to think this may be my favorite white from Kinkead Ridge. 

2011 Kinkead Ridge White Revelation.  13.5% alcohol and $15.  86 cases produced. 

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